The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots

The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots

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When the one person who knows the full truth of his secret shame is found dead, Monsignor Clemente, who is haunted by evil, stands accused of the crime and must prove to the diamond mining community of Belle Vue that he is innocent. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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Like Alexander McCall Smith’s ever-popular No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, The Boy Who Stole the Leopard’s Spots immerses readers in a breathtaking African landscape they simply will not wish to leave. For the third time, author Tamar Myers carries readers a world away from Charleston, South Carolina, and her Den of Antiquity cozy mysteries—circling the globe to the Belgian Congo in equatorial Africa in the 1950s.  The Boy Who Stole the Leopard’s Spots is a wonderfully engrossing, breathtakingly evocative return to the lush locale of her previous acclaimed African-set mysteries, The Witchdoctor’s Wife (“[A] mesmerizing novel….Authentic. Powerful. Triumphant” —Carolyn Hart) and The Headhunter’s Daughter—as a monsignor of the Catholic church, shamed by a secret event in his past and accused of a terrible crime, must join forces with an American missionary, a police chief, and a witchdoctor and his wise-woman wife to clear his name.


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When the one person who knows the full truth of his secret shame is found dead, Monsignor Clemente, who is haunted by evil, stands accused of the crime and must prove to the diamond mining community of Belle Vue that he is innocent.
"A decades-old murder, a strange superstition, an enormous snake, and one giant secret are about to rock the beautiful Belle Vue to its core. It is a time of great upheaval for the Belgian Congo and Belle Vue is not safe from the changes. But there are more pressing problems as an unsolved disappearance brings up issues for some of the denizens of the village. Add to that a sudden influx of strangers and a horrible storm that literally divides the village in half, and suddenly danger seems to be everywhere. The lovely young American missionary Amanda, the police chief Captain Pierre Jardin, and the local witch doctor and his wise-woman wife, Cripple, all become embroiled in the mystery as evil omens and strange happenings at every turn suggest that more lives will be lost before the true killer is unmasked."--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2012
ISBN: 9780061997730
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MYE
Characteristics: x, 278, 16 p. ,21 cm.

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